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Webelos Transition Timeline

August

➊ Get names, addresses, and telephone numbers of second-year Webelos Scouts. Record the information on the Second-Year Webelos Scout Tracking Form.

➋ Plan a joint Boy Scout troop–Webelos den camping trip for October.

➌ Plan a program of upcoming events to present at a Webelos den meeting visit in November.

➍ Select a den chief for each Webelos den.

September

➊ Mail a letter of introduction from the Boy Scout troop to second-year Webelos Scouts to introduce them to the troop.

➋ Put second-year Webelos Scouts on the mailing list to receive the troop newsletter.

➌ Continue planning the joint camping trip for October.

October

➊ Conduct the joint camping trip with the Webelos den.

November

➊ Attend a Webelos den meeting to teach the Webelos Scouts how the Boy Scout troop works.

➋ Send information or a greeting and let Webelos Scouts know you look forward to them joining the troop.

➌ Have den chiefs attend a local  council or district training course.

December

➊ Set a date for Webelos Scouts and their parents to visit a Boy Scout troop meeting in January.

➋ If desired, send a small holiday gift to each Webelos Scout.

January

➊ Host Webelos Scouts and their parents at a Boy Scout troop meeting.

➋ Plan a bridging ceremony for the blue and gold banquet in February to welcome graduating Webelos Scouts to their new troop.

➌ Attend a meeting of first-year Webelos Scouts to introduce them to Boy Scouting.

February

➊ Hold the bridging ceremony at the blue and gold banquet.

➋ Get new Scouts actively involved with the troop through troop activities.

➌ Recruit parents of new Scouts to become assistant Scoutmasters or troop committee members.

March

➊ Plan a troop activity for new Scouts to get them involved with their new troop.

April

➊ Conduct summer camp orientation to encourage troop involvement.

➋ Attend a meeting of Bear Cub Scouts to introduce them to Boy Scouting.

➌ Sponsor a troop activity for the new Scouts.

May

➊ Work closely with new Scouts and parents during their transition to the Boy Scout troop, ensuring their needs are met and that their move has been natural and fun.

➋ Work on rank advancement with new Scouts.

June

➊ Ensure that all new Scouts attend summer camp.

July

➊ Work closely with new Scouts and parents during their transition to the Boy Scout troop, ensuring their needs are met and that their move has been natural and fun.

➋ Work on rank advancement with new Scouts.

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